There’s something special about the marimba. While no-one is sure where it originated from, no one can doubt the impact it’s made in African music. Walk around anywhere where tourists hang out, and you’ll be sure to find a marimba band busking.
Despite that, the marimba as an instrument is not very well developed in South Africa; there are very few teachers, and the instrument itself can be expensive. That’s where the annual Marimba festival comes in.
Cape Town Marimba Festival
The annual Cape Town Marimba Festival is aimed at the development and growth of the marimba in South Africa. Funds raised from the show go towards providing instruments and teachers to school who would otherwise be unable to afford them.
The festival is a joint venture between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and Woodworx Marimbas. Around the Cape, Woodworx Marimbas is responsible for the tuition of approximately 400 students in marimba bands in schools and organisations.
Where: Baxter Theatre
Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
When: Saturday 21 April 2018
Tickets are available from Webtickets
Students and Pensioners can get tickets for R70, but the discounted tickets are only available at the Baxter ticket office.
For more information, you can contact Grant Adams at email@example.com or 061 406 0279. Alternatively, you can contac Ann Barr on firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 451 3696
This year the line up for the Cape Town Marimba festival is jam-packed with some of the best school marimba bands in the Cape.
Rustenburg Girls’ High
Mount View High
Groote Schuur High
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